What to Expect During Your Visit

It is always helpful to bring a family member or trusted friend to your appointment. During your first visit, we will have you fill out some paper work and collect a brief medical history to better understand your overall health and your risk factors (such as a history of noise exposure) that could lead to hearing loss.

An audiometric hearing test will be necessary to determine if you have hearing loss, and if so, to what extent. We will also perform an otoscopic ear examination to check for general ear health. We use a video otoscope, so you will be able to see what we are seeing inside your ear.

Example audiogram

What Happens Next?

After your examination, we will go through the findings, explain the results of your audiogram, and answer any questions you may have. Then, to determine the appropriate solution, we will ask you questions about your lifestyle and budget.

Based on these factors, and your hearing needs, we may recommend hearing aids for you.

Meet the Expert, Tracy Barber

Tracy Barber, hearing specialist

Tracy Barber, Hearing Specialist and Hearing Teacher for Pearl River Hearing Center has built a relationship with each one of her patients. As owner and Principal Specialist, she has been caring for her patients’ hearing on a one-to-one basis for over 20 years.

Tracy started as an audiologist in the era of analog hearing aids. She sought out research and helped to implement new ideas, so the practice she worked for could begin the transition to digital.

Tracy is a hearing aid wearer herself, so she understands what patients are going through and can speak to their comfort level when they are seeking treatment. In her community, she is the “go-to” audiologist, and she is known as for her care and compassion. She always treats her patients like family.

Her favorite part of the job is to hear how happy she has made her patients, and having the ability to give them their lives back. She loves to hear their family members say how nice it is to have a great conversations with their loved ones again.

Tracy is a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America, Hearing Health Care Association of New York as well as many local community associations. In 2007, she became New York State certified to teach hearing aid dispensing.

The Pearl River Difference

Pearl River Hearing Center offers comprehensive hearing testing, hearing aid fittings and follow-up care. We have a variety of solutions including assistive listening devices, tinnitus therapies, and hearing aids with a wide variety of functions to suit each patient's unique needs. Technology is constantly evolving and Tracy is always continuing her education on the most advanced hearing solutions available, so she can truly offer patients the best options.

If left untreated, hearing loss can negatively impact a person's quality of life and strain relationships with friends and loved ones. At Pearl River Hearing Center, we take the time to make sure each patient is receiving the assistance they need and that they understand their how to maintain and treat their hearing health. We provide our patients with individualized attention to determine the type and degree of their hearing loss, and ensure their success with ongoing care.

Ongoing Care

Follow-up care is very important to the ongoing success of a hearing aid fitting. Hearing generally continues to change as we age and this change happens at different degrees and intervals. Patient care is what sets us apart. It's personal at Pearl River Hearing Center—meaning Tracy Barber will fit your initial hearing device as well as be the one to help you maintain it. We do not use techs to do follow-up care and ongoing counselling, since Tracy Barber believes she will get to know your needs and she is also interested in making the same device work for you should your needs change. Your fitting will continue to evolve as your needs change and we believe and it is best that one person follows you consistently.

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